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Old 2013-02-13, 01:13   Link #26447
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Originally Posted by kyp275 View Post
/shrug, I don't live in CA, I don't have any first hand experience with or strong opinion on the LAPD. While I'm certain many of the criticism are probably valid, somehow I doubt that it's as bad as some are making it out to be.
The LAPD has a wretched reputation compared to any other major city's police force. They really are considered simply a gang with fancier guns, uniforms, and weapons by many citizens. As Ithrekro has pointted out, a lot of this stems from the utter disconnection between the force and the population thanks to the lack of walking beats, the lack of community policing, etc.
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